Feb 17 2012
The problem the GOP has right now in the 2012 election cycle is they ignored the 2010 insurgent voters. These voters would be out doing their Tea Party rallies if they felt someone in government was finally going in the direction these voters want them to go in. But instead of respecting these voters, the GOP has tried to silence and divert them. And they are paying a huge price for this elitist arrogance.
It’s not that the 2010 insurgent don’t want change when it comes to Obama, its really comes down to believing voting will do nothing in terms of change. Of course people want Obama out – but if the replacement is a slight variant on “more of the same” they won’t see any reason to get out and vote. Forget about getting involved up front as a grass roots force to reckon with.
That’s the problem right now. That is why 2012 is so deflated compared to 2010. And it is the GOP’s fault.
The GOP establishment tore down the Tea Party aligned candidates like Cain, Bachman and Palin, while promoting Robamaney (i.e., “Romney” for those who don’t get the joke). The GOP broke their fiscal pledges last year in the budget show downs, prancing around with empty promises as if they delivered something. The GOP leadership silenced the new members who were voted in during the 2010 cycle by implementing the Super (impotent) Committee. And it is the GOP who keep making fools’ bargains with a Democrat Party that is ruling by illegal means (no budgets means no authority).
The GOP took a wave of anti-government desire and threw away all the energy and political capitol they were handed in 2010.
And people are actually confused about this??? Just shows you how out of touch the DC political elite truly are.